Von Flue Choke by James Clingerman
The great thing about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that it is a dynamic sport that is always changing and evolving. When it comes to training BJJ and grappling in general, we all tend to learn the same techniques, which make it easy to spot and counter when you see it coming. For example, how many times have your partner gone to a traditional arm bar and you have blocked it before they even sat back and extended your arm? Because we all know when a submission is coming, it tends to make a good arm lock, leg lock, or choke a lot harder to pull off successfully. This is where innovation really comes into a well rounded Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game. When you take a standard technique and modify it you can really throw off an opponent. Plus, you can make a technique work best for your body type and physical capabilities. Nobody understands this better than James Clingerman. James is a third degree black belt who has a very high level understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. James has been making instructional videos for BJJ Fanatics for a very long time. Today James is here with 5 time World Champion Bernardo Faria at his BJJ Academy in Bedford, MA to demonstrate one of his most innovative chokes, the von flue choke. This is a choke that you can use from the guillotine defense. Watch the video below of James Clingerman demonstrating the Von Flue choke and then we will break down his technique. Check it out now!
The Von Flue Choke has long been one of the BEST chokes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and all forms of submission grappling. Learn all the secrets necessary to put your opponents to sleep with this weapon.
As stated before, the von flue choke is a guillotine defense choke. James Clingerman starts this demonstration as if he is caught in the guillotine from the sitting knee position. Instead of immediately trying to defend the choke, James instead wants to pass his training partner’s guard. He does this by placing his hand on his opponent’s knee and passing to the opposite side that his head is trapped in. As he goes he places his hand on his opponent’s knee, shoots forward, and then hops over into side control. As James lands he shoots his body up high, so his free arm comes up as he shifts his body weight towards his opponent’s head. His other hand comes around his training partner’s head and he secures the gable grip. From here James pressures his opponent’s chin as he extends his leg backwards to tighten the choke and settle into the squeeze. Notice how Bernardo is ready to tap instantly! This is a super tight choke, and incredibly effective for submitting a tough opponent. This is a very sneaky choke, likely one your training partner will not see coming. Remember this one the next time you are dealing with a tough opponent who is already familiar with all your regular tricks. By adding new and lesser known techniques into your arsenal you greatly increase your ability to surprise your opponent with attacks that do not have counters for. Hopefully this technique helps you the next time you are training on the mats in a live roll or in competition. Thank you James Clingerman for demonstrating the Von Flue choke for us here today!
On January 16th, 2006, Jason Von Flue shocked the world with an “Invisible” Choke! Not only did his opponent not see it coming, NO ONE SAW IT HAPPEN!
This EASY TO MASTER choke, that now bares his name, left his opponent completely unconscious on live television, in front of millions of viewers! The amazing part was; NO ONE KNEW WHAT HE DID! Revealed HERE for the first time anywhere is the “Von Flue” choke taught in full detail. Less than a handful of instructors have even TRIED to explain the choke in detail. What’s even more amazing is; NO ONE has expanded or explored the options available from this “Invisible” Choke.
The Von Flue Choke explained with intricate details, not found anywhere else! How to use this simple technique to NEVER GET GUILLOTINED AGAIN.